Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 12 (12/12): NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 12 (12/12): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Trail Blazers money line +145
Trail Blazers spread +4 (-110)
Timberwolves money line -170
Timberwolves spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Portland Trail Blazers Minnesota Timberwolves
Record 14-12 13-13
Road / home record 6-6 7-7
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 111.78 115.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 116.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 41.00 44.00
Over / under record 12-13-1 11-15
 

Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers will face at home again the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Monday night. These teams just faced each other on December 10th where the Blazers took the win 124-118. 

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 6-6 at home so far with a 14-12 record overall ranking 2nd in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are 3-2 against division opponents. Portland is 3- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.

Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

The team is  4-6, averaging 113.3 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves get here with a 13-13 record and are 7-7 on the road so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest. The Timberwolves are 3-3 in division play. Minnesota ranks seventh in the Western Conference with 33.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 7.9.

D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 assists for the Timberwolves. Edwards is averaging 22.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 45.0% over the past 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Twolves are 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 40.7 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 9.5 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Portland.

Minnesota are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Portland.

Minnesota are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

Minnesota are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Portland.

Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games.

Portland are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Blazers have been playing better now that their All Star Dame Lillard returned and have won 3 of their last 4 games including the last win vs Minnesota. The Timberwolves have been up and down this season and they're without one of their best player in Anthony Twons. With the Blazers full healthy and playing at home I think they can beat them again.

PICK: Blazers -4 (-110)

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